#Newsfeed: How Instagram delivered a Hollywood director the leading lady he needed; Facebook Live adds own screen-sharing feature; Spotify launches new playlist-pitching system
Plus is it time to get rid of your CD collection?
Facebook has added an option to share your screen directly on Facebook Live, thus eliminating the need for other software for many users. First spotted by The Next Web, the feature prompts the user to install an extension on your browser before determining what you want to share by window/application, including streaming specific tabs.
Read more about this potential game-changer here.
One of the hottest movies in Hollywood this year is “The Florida Project”, a story set on a stretch of highway just of Disney World depicting the life of six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. The genius of this $2 million film is that while none of the hot names in Hollywood seems right for the gritty role, the film’s director Sean Baker found his leading lady Bria Vinaite on Instagram!
Read an interview with Sean Baker on how Instagram landed him a lead actress here.
Spotify has moved to formalise the process by which major and independent labels pitch for slots in the Browse section of its service, with a quota-based system applying to global and local playlists. The new system at least creates a more transparent structure for the former group of curators, with Universal, Sony, Warner and independent labels (through Merlin) getting a set amount of slots to pitch playlists for, which hopefully will give those playlists a better chance of building an audience on Spotify.
Read more about this story here.
- Facebook’s acquisition of TBH isn’t like when it bought Instagram [via Recode]
- Facebook Live cuts out the middle man, adds its own screen-sharing feature [via The Next Web]
- Kerry Washington’s next project could be Facebook’s first big hit [via Mashable]
- Twitter introduces a new video-centric ad format [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter’s new user rules crack down on nudity and ‘unwanted sexual advances’ [via Recode]
- Twitter promises to respond more quickly to people who report abuse [via The Verge]
- How Twitter Ruined Twitter [via Mother Jones]
- How Instagram Helped Discover One of This Year’s Breakout Movie Stars [via WIRED]
- Instagram suspends account posting videos of harassment [via The Hindu]
- How did a nine-year-old Gold Coast tween become Instagram famous? [via News Corp]
- Post Malone’s “Rockstar” May Have Hit No. 1 Because of This YouTube Trick [via Complex Music]
- This is why festival lineups without men matter [via The FADER]
- Is it time to get rid of your CD collection? [via Double J]
- Why Vinyl Matters: musicians, producers and record label gurus make the case [via NME]
- 10 Bands Who Changed Their Name and Found Fame [via Consequence of Sound]
- iHeartMedia Teams Up With FOX for New Show ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’ [via Billboard]
- Royalty collection platform Songtrust expands into Europe, hires Mandy Aubry [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Spotify launches new playlist-pitching system for labels [via Music Ally]
- Snapchat is opening a Hollywood studio to make shows just for your tiny screen [via The Next Web]
- Netflix will release more movies in 2018 than most major film studios combined [via Quartz]
- Nine CEO Hugh Marks hits back on Lisa Wilkinson departure: ‘It’s not just a pay thing’ [via Mumbrella]
- Mattress CEO calls for regulation of online review sites: “a freight train out of control” [via Fast Company]
- WhatsApp borrows live location sharing from Facebook [via The Next Web]
- How to stay positive with negative people [via Quartz]
- Executive mentors wanted. Only millennials need apply [via Sydney Morning Herald]
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